Chinese Painting Classes in London Sunny Art Studio 24/05/2012
Learn how to
paint a range of popular subjects using Traditional
& Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting techniques. Traditional Chinese painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink; oils are
not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of are paper and silk.
Our classes will gradually increase in difficulty, and feature such subjects as swallows, bamboo, wild orchids, plum blossoms, pandas, horses, peonies and more. Our teacher Yeut Yean Teo Yuet graduated from Nangyang Academy of Fine Art which is the most prestigious art college in Singapore, and The Camberwell College of Art, she specialises in Oil and Acrylic painting, Chinese Painting and calligraphy. She will be teaching Chinese Painting and calligraphy at our studio in Whitechapel on every Friday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm.
The six elements that define a painting are:
1.”Spirit Resonance”, or vitality, and refers to the flow of energy that
encompasses theme, work, and artist. Xie He said that without Spirit Resonance, there was no need to look further.
2. “Bone Method”, or the way of using the brush. This refers not only to texture and brush stroke, but to the close link between handwriting and personality. In his day, the art of calligraphy was inseparable from painting.
3. “Correspondence to the Object”, or the depicting of form, which would include shape and line.
4. “Suitability to Type”, or the application of color, including layers, value and tone.
5. “Division and Planning”, or placing and arrangement, corresponding to composition, space and depth.
6. “Transmission by Copying”, or the copying of models, not only from life but also the works of antiquity.